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Commentary on Yusuf O. Kassam’s MAJI MAJI poem in Relation to Today

Capturing a significant event in Africa’s history is Yusuf O. Kassam’s poem titled, Maji Maji and remorsefully described from the painful recollections of an old man. A common mistake is to interpret the message by restricting it to history, to Tanzania (or Tanganyika as was called), to the seeming ridiculousness of religion, or the absurdity of primitive African war methods. However, the lessons and messages expressed traverse decades, race, borders, time, and relate to even the minutest aspects of daily human interactions regardless of what societies we live in. Continue reading Commentary on Yusuf O. Kassam’s MAJI MAJI poem in Relation to Today

Nezihe Izmiroglu & the Bravery, Rhythm, Elegance of the Turkish

We caught up with the radiant Nezihe Izmiroglu in an exciting and informative interview about the Turkish people.

A little about yourself and which part of the world you are from.
Hello! My name is Nezihe Izmiroglu. I started my journey on Earth in the Agean part of Turkey 45 years ago. I have worked with banks, managed companies, and currently I am teaching in a small international school in Kampala. I lived in Romania, Turkey and China before I moved to Uganda. I am a mother of two daughters, one 22 and the other 17 years old. I am recently and happily divorced. Continue reading Nezihe Izmiroglu & the Bravery, Rhythm, Elegance of the Turkish